MedCerts, an online health care and IT education company in Livonia, has launched three new fully online education offerings: medical lab assistant, surgical technician, and sterile processing technician roles. MedCerts is a Stride Inc. company.
“Health care jobs are in high demand in every corner of the country. Medical Labs, research facilities, hospitals, and surgical centers need to get qualified candidates in the door,” says Jason Aubrey, CEO of MedCerts. “Our growing portfolio of education offerings will empower people to advance their careers and will address the health care vacancy crisis plaguing so many of our communities.”
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that demand for employment in health care occupations will grow 16 percent by 2030, adding about 2.6 million new jobs. Despite the opportunities, the health care industry at large faces a long-term shortage of qualified workers due to an aging population and many health workers nearing retirement.
Through health care employer partnerships and a “train-and-hire” model, MedCerts funnels qualified healthcare workers into open positions and works with health care organizations to up-skill current medical staff. MedCerts programs are focused on in-demand, high-vacancy career paths, with many tailored to specialized clinical job pathways.
These three new programs demonstrate MedCerts’ continuous advances in technology that allow for a learning experience, unlike any other online healthcare educator, by providing students with an assortment of immersive and engaging hands-on learning experiences and a virtual demonstration of key clinical skills.
Laboratory and surgical procedures are demonstrated via recorded video and through simulation, allowing students to immerse themselves into an experience that is engaging, safe, and repeatable. The new surgical technician training allows students to practice surgical skills by leveraging PeriopSims — a clinical simulation tool proven to simulate procedures six times faster than traditional methods.
MedCerts programs were developed with input from a team of subject matter experts, ensuring the programs meet the needs of students and employers alike. Graduates of the new programs will be prepared to sit for required national certification exams, including Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant, Certified Registered Central Service Technician, and Tech in Surgery – Certified.
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